9, July 2012


Arsenal’s Brazilian midfielder Denilson is all set to return to the club after it was revealed that the Brazilian club Santos were unable to agree a fee with Arsenal for the 24-year-old midfielder.

The Brazilian midfielder left the Emirates stadium in the summer after being frustrated about the lack of first-team opportunities at the club. Despite being extremely young, the midfielder has already made more than 150 appearances for the first team. However, he has been recently replaced by the likes of Song and Jack Wilshere, which led to his departure from the club on a temporary basis.

In a recent interview, he suggested that he would be willing to sign for the Brazilian club Santos on a permanent deal if both clubs were able to come to an agreement. It was reported that Arsenal were demanding £ 6 million for the player, which has proven to be a major stumbling block.

As a result, both parties have been unable to come to terms, which will see Denilson return to the Emirates stadium in the summer. It remains to be seen if he will continue at the club after his arrival. Denilson came to Arsenal back in 2006 and has made more than 150 appearances for the club during this period.

“Denilson won’t stay. Arsenal want €6million (£4.9million) for him, but we won’t pay that so we expect him to leave soon. Of course we will try to get the loan deal extended for another year, but it won’t be easy,” said the club president Juvencio to UOL. During his loan spell with the Brazilian club, Denilson made more than 30 appearances. The club president also admitted that it would also be tough to bring the midfielder back on a loan spell, as Arsenal only want a permanent deal.